Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

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Let's Find Out the Truth: Some FOIA Requests to the FBI

When President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the White House quickly stepped up to slime Comey. Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that "The President, over the last several months, lost confidence in Director Comey. The DOJ lost confidence in Director Comey. Bipartisan members of Congress made it clear that they had lost confidence in Director Comey.

Secrecy: FOIA

Watermelons and National Security: Protecting U.S. Foreign Intelligence Collection from Unnecessary Disclosure

Despite the governement's failure to pursue the argument in court, a close reading of statute and legislative history shows that foreign intelligence collection under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act is categorically exempt from disclosure under FOIA. 

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